Originally from South Korea and currently based in New York, illustrator Youheum Son has always been seeking for ways to escape the busy city life. I would often take a stroll to the nearby mountains in Seoul to go hiking and foraging. My connection to nature stems from these early ages and has influenced my lifestyle and work. Being sustainable and living naturally is an important part of my life.
I love how Youheum’s lovely, colorful illustrations show her love for quiet suroundings. And not just in nature, but in the peaceful state of mind all of her characters seem to be into as well. With closed eyes and a little smile on their faces, her friendly looking folks have this expression of harmony that’s leaving me with some very pleasant feel-good vibes <3
You’ll find a selection of her illustrations available in her Etsy shop.